First Aid Kit is a Swedish group of folk music composed of two sisters Johanna (vocals / keyboard / Autoharp) and Klara Söderberg (vocals / guitar). During their live performances, the duo is accompanied by a drummer and a guitarist pedal steel guitar. In 2008, the band became known through their YouTube video of the takeover of Tiger Mountain Peasant Song from Fleet Foxes >>>. This allows them to sign on the Wichita Recordings label and record their debut album The Big Black and the Blue. At present, the discography of First Aid Kit consists of four albums, three EPs and ten singles. In 2015, they are named to the Brit Award in the category Best International Group of the Year 2015>.
Johanna and Klara Söderberg are growing up in Enskede, a suburb of Stockholm. Johanna was born on October 31, 1990 and Klara on January 8, 1993. Their father was a member of the Swedish pop-rock band Lolita Pop >>>, which he left just before Johanna's birth to become a professor of history and religion. Their mother is a professor of cinematography.
In their childhood, Klara and Johanna are early singers, and enjoy playing concerts using their jump rope as a microphone. Klara's first favorite songs are Judy Garland's songs from the musical The Wizard of Oz and Billie Holiday's version of Gloomy Sunday, which she sings without understanding the lyrics in English. Klara writes her first song Femton millet i Barbie bil (150 km in my Barbie car) at the age of six>.
Both sisters are attending the Enskede International English School. Klara tries to integrate a music school but her application is not accepted>
In 2005, when Klara was just 12 years old, a friend introduced her to the I'm Wide Awake album, It's Morning by American folk group Bright Eyes. This allows him to discover country music and its big stars like Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Carter Family, The Louvin Brothers, Towns Van Zandt, Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris. The same year, she receives a guitar as a Christmas present and learns quickly to play.